The Basics: How to play Slots for Beginners!

The Basics: How to play Slots for Beginners!

Playing the slot machines is easy to learn and fun, IF you know what you’re doing. Even though slot machines have become more stylish in design, the games have become simpler to play and you can win or lose at the tap of a button. 

Let’s talk about the basics of play and how to get started playing slots. Most importantly, we are going to talk about the objective of the game, which is getting the symbols on the reels to line up behind the payline, so that you can win some cash money!

The easiest way to start playing a slot machine is by feeding it money. The machine will automatically show you how many credits you have by converting the bill into credits, in line with the machine’s denomination. Slots have been modified to take bills of different value – $1, $5, $20, $50 and $100.

Slot machines are usually split into three types depending on their denomination. The small-coin machines include denominations of 5¢, 10¢, and 25¢ and medium-coin slots accept 50¢ or $1 per credit. Anything higher than $1 is thought of as a big-coin machine, with the amount going up as high as $500 per credit.

Penny machines are always a big hit with slot players, with the most popular denominations being 25¢ and $1. Casinos usually have a smaller amount of large-denomination machines compared to other slots. Machines with denominations of 10¢ and 50¢ are not as popular, but penny  slot machines are everywhere!

Multi-denomination slots are the type of slot machine that takes different denominations and asks players how big of a bet they want to place. So, if machine A takes 1¢, 5¢, 10¢ and 25¢, while machine B only takes $1, $2, $5 or $10 bills, once you put money in, it will be converted to credits according to the denomination you pick. For example, if you insert two $5 bills and one $10 bill and choose a 25¢ denomination, you’ll  have 80 credits to play with!

The best thing about slot machines is that they are unique in giving you the exciting environment of a casino with the noise of spinning reels, bells, sirens, coins, flashing lights and most importantly, the screams of happy jackpot winners. No other in-house casino games give players the same atmosphere. 

So now you know the basics to get you started and remember, playing slots can be easy and fun if you know how to do it!